Meghan Markle’s beauty evolution, from her Deal or No Deal days to becoming a British royal
Meghan Markle has recently undergone a major beauty and fashion transformation. From Hollywood actress to British royalty. It’s been a real treat to see how Meghan‘s new role has inspired her beauty and fashion looks.
The former Suits actress has always had a timeless style, but there’s definitely been a shift in the last few years. Lately, it’s been rare to see Meghan wear bold makeup, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t played around with her looks before becoming a royal. While she’s embraced a more natural look more recently, it’s fun to see her past beauty choices.
Meghan Markle hit the scene as a briefcase model on the game show Deal or No Deal. Her makeup was more on the heavy side. It was matte, with a bit of contouring. Her eyes were also heavily defined, though not overlined, with big, fluttery lashes. It was super glam.
At an event for The National Kidney Foundation, we saw the very beginning of Meghan’s legendary messy bun. She paired it with smoky blue eyeliner and a pink lip. She looked super youthful and sweet.
Meghan attended the Golden Globes gifting suite with long, wavy hair. Those parted long bangs were so 2007, too. She was also rocking a similar eyeliner and pink cheek look as the year before.
At the DPA pre-Emmy Lounge, she opted for a more natural look, one that we’re used to seeing today. Her makeup was a lot more subtle with a hint of blush and minimal eye makeup.
Meghan visited the Some Kind-a Gorgeous Style and Beauty Lounge at the Chateau Marmont. She looked like a total L.A. cool-girl. Her look was casual and sleek. Meghan kept her hair straight and paired it with soft, pastel makeup. The pale pink blush, icy eyeshadow, and lip gloss were very on-trend for the time.
Looking like the duchess we know today, Meghan arrived at the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Awards Dinner with fresh-looking makeup. She kept her lips nude and her blush subtle. Her hair was also longer than we had seen it, and she added layers and caramel highlights, too.
At the launch of Alexa Chung’s Madewell Collection, Meghan went for her signature natural look, but she spiced it up with a frosty pink lip. It gave her a fun, summery vibe.
In 2012, Meghan started upping the glam factor. Her dress was more sophisticated, and it perfectly matched her long, wavy hair. We also love her flirty, sultry eye makeup and bold brows.
The pop of purple on Meghan’s eyelid was a fun twist to her usual style. She definitely brought some glitz to her look without really straying from her aesthetic. We love the combination of her simple, slicked-back ponytail with her makeup.
Meghan gave us a ’70s vibe with her retro-inspired outfit, sultry makeup, and big curls.
Meghan showed up at a Golden Globes After-Party with elegant and timeless makeup. She wore her hair in what has now become her signature loose chignon, minus the middle hair part. Her skin looked radiant and glowy.
The actress was an absolute vision at the 2013 Elton John AIDS Foundation Enduring Vision Benefit. She looked positively regal. Her hair was in its trademark chignon. Her makeup was even more subtle than ever before.
We love how sweet and subtle Meghan’s cat-eye was at the NBC Upfronts. She kept her eye makeup glam with false lashes and black eyeliner. Her hair was also simple, but not boring.
Meghan brought the glamour to the CFDA Awards in 2015. She went a bit heavier on the foundation and added a dramatic smoky eye, but she perfectly paired it with a nude lip. Her makeup didn’t look caked on or overdone; it was perfect for the occasion. And by flipping her hair to the side, she gave it a touch of sultriness.
Meghan briefly brought back her baby pink lip and rosy blush. It complemented her wispy false lashes beautifully. Since her hair was pulled back, it really let her features shine.
In one of her most dramatic makeup looks yet, Meghan wore a berry red lip with a bold smoky eye and loose waves.
Meghan clearly loved wearing long, full lashes in 2015 and 2016. It gave her a lot of room to go more natural with the rest of her makeup. The soft pink lip, her rose-colored cheeks, and full brows gave her an Audrey Hepburn-esque look. She is still rocking this style today.
During this time, Meghan was dating Prince Harry. She went as his date to the opening ceremonies of the Invictus Games. She had her classic middle hair part and fresh-faced makeup. Her eye makeup was a bit heavier than usual, but she looked smoldering. She was starting to skew more conservative in her outfits but still stayed true to her own aesthetic.
Who can forget how gorgeous Meghan looked when she and Prince Harry announced their engagement? Her hair was voluminous and perfectly wavy. She even had subtle caramel highlights. Her makeup was natural, and very much styled the way we’re used to seeing her now.
Christmas 2017 was the first time we saw Meghan in a very British look. She, of course, knocked it out of the park. She also kept her hair simple with loose waves. Her beige coat and fascinator are what really stole the show.
Meghan spent the winter before her wedding going to royal events. While these would’ve intimidated most of us, she stayed true to herself the entire time. She refused to let go of her beloved messy bun. Fly-aways be damned!
We can’t forget Meghan’s royal wedding beauty look. She started a new trend of fresh-faced bridal beauty. She had the most natural makeup in the history of royal weddings and she even had her go-to chignon. It was flawless and unforgettable.
Post-wedding, Meghan has maintained her style beautifully. Rumor has it that she does her own makeup, and we love that she’s kept it subtle yet sexy.
Recently, Meghan sported a chic Wimbledon look that has been the epitome of summer goals. From her signature bun to her soft, nude makeup, we need it.
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